The residency is located across the road from the curiously tourist-free beautiful medieval town of Ventallo.
Meal-times called for passionate discussions with fellow residents on topics like culture, language, art, progress on and plans for current project
Around the residency are wheat fields and wild poppy fields that reminded me of Monet and Van-Gogh paintings. There is a Catalonian belief that the tall cypresses of this countryside connect the earth to the heaven, and hence life to death. The cypresses of this area and the clouds and skies have made their way into Dali paintings for this is Dali countryside.
Working in the meadow
I also developed a deep friendship with Spanish artist Mar Serinya. We found such instant connection within our ideas and practices that it automatically led us to work on a collaborative project.
Mar Serinya with her boyfriend Sergei
Working in the forest
Indoor working area -I was working with dead plants and seeds for my installation